Review: The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan suddenly becomes a daughter of a Fae King, and her best friend turns out to be one of them too. Suddenly she is caught up with a Prince of the Winter court, and needs to stop an evil faery that every other faery is scared of.

I heard many good things about this, and I thought this might be the book that turned around my dislike of Fae focused books. Unfortunately, it really didn't so my search for a good Fae book will have to continue with another book that is hopefully highly recommended.

I think my problem is that Fae are never very varied. Yes, there are different types of faeries, but the attitudes of faeries are always cookie cutter, and this book was no exception. Meghan is a forgettable main character, and the attraction with no real reason is prominent in this story. Granted, that seems to be very Harlequin so I shouldn't be surprised.

I imagine this would appeal to the crowd that liked the Wicked Lovely series. I do not belong to that crowd though so it is what it is.

Star Rating: 2.0/5.0

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I get what you mean about the fae, they are always the same. I see really differing views on this book so I'm curious to see what I think. Thanks for your review!

The Cait Files


It's a shame you didn't like this one - I see why though, you're right about faery attitudes being similar. Great, honest review!


That stinks that it wasn't your bag a chips. I can see your point though. Have you read any of the Mercy Thompson series? They do have Fae in them but my fave is the Eugenie Markham series by Richelle Mead.
Good luck finding your fae series. :)


@Cait and Liz It makes me sad, and I hope some authors will do something different with it

@Jennifer I really like the Mercy Thompson series ^.^ I agree that they have some fae, but since they aren't the main focus, it doesn't bother me as much.


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